LONDON UK. Southampton FC ‘The Saints’ have won their first home premier league game since April thanks to striker Charlie Austin 85th-minute header and have ended Arsenal FC fantastic 22 match unbeaten run.
After London rivals Chelsea winning away at Brighton, Arsenal the gunners are now three points adrift of the top four.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery said – “We could have lost at any time and it was today. “If we won’t win like today, we cannot be in the top four.
“After 22 matches unbeaten we didn’t lose and we are only fifth position in the table and the reason is because other teams are doing very well.
“Other teams usually they are winning but we need to do our way and continue to build. The objective is therefore top four, but we know it’s not easy because the other teams are all also at a high level.
“We need to be very, very demanding.”Unai Emery
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl apologised to Arsenal counterpart Unai Emery, after forgetting to shake hands amidst the emotion of a late victory on his home debut.
“I had to run to my guys because they were waiting. I shook hands later and it was OK,” said Hasenhuttl.
“It’s what I wanted to feel when I came to the Premier League, this atmosphere after the game, and to celebrate such a moment is something very special for me.”
The victory takes Southampton out of the relegation zone and up to 17th.